Much ado about the Palin wardrobe brouhaha.
Is this worth the time the MSM is spending on it? Only insofar as it allows them to pile on once again.
Here’s my opinion. Sarah Palin is a governor of a remote (geographically speaking) state. Her wardrobe is sufficient for the type of business she does in Alaska, and she has access to laundry and dry cleaning facilities whenever she needs them.
However, she’s plucked out of Alaska a few short weeks ago; offered the Vice President slot on the McCain ticket and is “put on the bus” right after the announcement.
What’s her schedule? Endless appearances – several per day. Informal and formal functions which require different wardrobes. Nights on the bus or in a hotel room and out again the next morning. While she may be able to rinse out her pantyhose, I doubt she has time to wash, fluff and fold her dirty laundry.
I’ve been in a job where I did a lot of traveling. A lot. It’s not fun and it’s not convenient.
So Sarah Palin received money to bulk up her wardrobe – good and, so what?
As far as the amount she spent on that jacket or suit, please. If she had grabbed something off the rack at Penney’s, she’d get criticized for looking wrinkled or frumpy or lacking fashion-sense. She’s dressing in well-made clothes (which hold up better and fit nicer) and she’s getting pummeled for that.
“Why do you need to pay for it?” Forest told CBS News from her boutique Susanna Beverly Hills saying that most designers would offer to clothe a candidate for free.
“It’s an honor, you are going to design for someone who could be the president of the United States,” noting that the exposure any designer would get from dressing someone as famous as Clinton or Palin would be worth much more.
The Los Angeles Times reported earlier this year that Senator Clinton’s custom made pantsuits from Forest were worth about $6,350 a piece retail. Clinton’s spokespeople did not respond to requests for comment.
If Palin had clothing donated by designers (as if that would ever happen) she would be accused of forsaking her ‘down home’ image or cozying up to the rich…she can’t win and if the uber-lefties can’t at least acknowledge that, they aren’t being honest.
I wouldn’t mind if Sarah Palin came out in jeans and a tee shirt, but that’s not the expectation for high profile women. A male politician can wear a flannel shirt and Levi’s at a barbeque and people call him homey and say “he’s just like me”. A woman does it and she’s called unprofessional.
There doesn’t seem to be the same outrage at Hillary Clinton being provided $6,000.00 pantsuits or actresses who get millions of dollars per picture walking the red carpet at the Oscar’s or Emmy’s not paying a dime for that gown they are wearing.
Please…can we move on to something of substance?